Our accommodation has been described as a '21st century commune' you will experience an alternative family lifestyle with a communal, community and environmental ethos. The McCallum family moved from Scotland to France to realise an evolving dream to reconnect with our environment, to live in the mountains, create a sustainable venue and run 'life-enhancing' courses. It took 3 years and is now up and running and is becoming a 'phenomena'. Journalists have described it as the 'best-eco lodge in the Alps'. Guests often talk about the 'positive energy' here.
The crew and our instructors have a strong environmental policy. We educate all our clients in no-impact camping techniques.
The accommodation is set up for recycling all waste and we compost. We recycle metal, plastic, glass, paper and cardboard and compost and the kitchen is set up to make this easy. We are starting to grow our own veg. We get milk from the subsistence farm next door. We buy bulk supplies from local organic wholesalers.
We used sustainable building techniques where affordable including extra thick Warmcell insulation, triple glazed windows facing North, glass walls facing South, a highly efficient wood pellet burner, low temp under floor heating, organic paint, etc.. We have mountain source water on tap.
We try to consume minimum energy. All our appliances are A or AA and 90% of our lighting is low energy. Our linen is organic cotton and most of our cleaning products are environmentally sound.
Our toilets are flushed with source water (and are dual flush) and our waste water is cleaned, filtered and goes back into the stream as drinkable water. We encourage minimum use of water.
Our philosophy is, that we are all intrinsically linked; to each other, our environment, all living things and the universe. Our reality is governed by our heritage, upbringing, 5 senses and 3 dimensional perception. REALITY is immensely greater with unlimited potential. If we strive to live in harmony with ourselves and each other, with love, openness and awareness the world becomes a happier place. When coming here your body is nourished with healthy food and lots of physical activity and rest. Your mind is soothed by the beauty and immenseness of the environment and spacious simplicity of the architecture. Your soul finds space to breathe away from the business of daily life. Yoga, meditation, relaxation, and rock climbing helps bring you beyond the mind to your Source.
We invite every traveller who books a holiday via us to send in a review. Because we don't run the holidays they're completely independent and unedited... remember to read between the lines though, as two people on the same holiday can have different views!